Alias Blood or Kidlat who recently surrendered to the government, tipped off to the troops of 67IB under 701Bde, the location of the arms cache of former Guerilla Front North of SMRC. Aka Blood was the former Vice CO of the Former Guerrilla Front North that operates in the areas of Mongcayo Davao de Oro, Trento Agusan del Sur, Cateel & Bagangga Davao Oriental.
Gaining information from a surrendered Aka Blood, troops under 701st Infantry (Kagitingan) Brigade launched a joint operation composed of elements of 701st Brigade, troops of 67th Infantry Batallion, and 104th MICO to verify the location of an armed cache left by their group last 2021.
At about noon of February 5, 2022, the composite team successfully discovered the arms cache which contains one Cal 7.62 M14 Rifle and two Cal 7.62 AK47 Rifle with four empty magazines at the hinterlands of Sitio Cogonon, Brgy Salvacion, Trento, Agusan Del Sur.
BGEN OLIVER C MAQUILING PA, 701st Brigade Commander said, “we are thankful for the continued cooperation of former rebels who provides information to our troops. Because of this, we have been successful in seizing more and more of the firearms that they use in terrorizing the community. This act is one of the several manifestations that the CPP/NPA/NDF is indeed about to collapse.”
BGEN MAQUILING also added that “with all the assistance of our stakeholders who help facilitate the surrender of our brothers who were deceived by Communist ideology, we are certain we can have this conflict to an end. The 701Bde is always open to the communist insurgents who are willing to lay down their arms and go back to the folds of the law all for a peaceful and progressive nation.”